Tuesday, December 16, 2014
A Gift a Day Gift Twelve: Pot Holders
And I have a TON of cotton yarn I've accumulated over the years from past projects. So, I decided to make people pot holders.
I used a double layer of cotton yarn in various colors for the pot holders (one shown here) and just eyeballed how big to make the "center" of the pot holder. I used size seven needles by the way, in case you might want to try this yourself. I then crocheted a frame around the center of the pot holder and crocheted a hanger into the frame at the end and voila! Nice and thick pot holders that won't burn your hand, but are home made and special (and yes, I tried them out to make sure they weren't going to burn through easy).
Total Time to Complete Gift: About two hours per pot holder. I'm up to three made now. I just do them while I'm hanging out waiting for my son at therapy. Perfect small project to do during that time.
Total Cost for Gift: Nothing so far. These are kind of addictive to make, so I'm hoping I don't go too overboard in the long run making them *laugh*.